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Heribert von Feilitzsch


Heribert von Feilitzsch grew up in Germany, only yards from the East German border, the Iron Curtain. In 1988 he came to the University of Arizona as a student. Fascinated with the Mexican-American border, he pursued a Masters Degree in Latin-American History with focus on Mexican-German-American relations. The Mexican-American border, devoid of self-shooting machines and mine fields, still constitutes a barrier that divides two cultures, two distinct national identities, and creates a complicated economic and political framework worth studying. While pursuing a business career in later years and adding an MBA from Wake Forest University, he remained committed to writing about the Mexican-American border. After twenty years of painstaking original research in the U.S., Mexico and Germany, von Feilitzsch authored four books on the German naval intelligence agent Felix A. Sommerfeld and the German secret service in the United States between 1914 and 1917. He lives on a farm in Northern Virginia with his wife and children.

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Books:
Felix A. Sommerfeld and the Mexican Front in the Great War
History / Biography
Henselstone Verlag
March 2015
ISBN 9780985031732
Hardcover, 376 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

The German government decided in the fall of 1914 to corner the U.S. arms and ammunition market to the detriment of England and France. More/less

The Secret War Council
History / Biography
Henselstone Verlag
January 2016
ISBN 9780985031794
Hardcover, 365 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

The Secret War Council illuminates the activities of German agents in the United States in 1914, a critical battlefield of the Great War. More/less

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